Idahoans who’ve been unable to obtain health insurance because of a pre-existing health condition have a new plan available to them, according to the Idaho Department of Insurance. They can now purchase coverage “comparable to that of a healthy individual,” said state Insurance Director Bill Deal, through the new Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan administered by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. Idaho is one of 21 states opting to have HHS administer the plan; Montana, Washington, Oregon and Utah are among those running their own plans; the new plans are part of the national health care reforms approved by Congress. You can read the full Department of Insurance announcement here.
Betsy Z. Russell covers Idaho news from The Spokesman-Review's bureau in Boise.
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